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Abstract:

DARP Paper
Modelling Income Distribution in Spain: A Robust Parametric Approach
Mercedes Prieto Alaiz and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser
June 1996
Paper No' DARP 020:
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; m-estimators; robust statistics; parametric estimation

This paper presents a robust estimation of two income distribution models using Spanish data for the period 1990-91 under three different concepts of income. The effect on the estimates of the Theil index due to the choice of the definition of income and of the estimation method is also analysed.